Sunday, 28 January 2018

E is for... ATCs: Part Two

This is the second set of three ATCs for the January prompt 'E' which I sent to my swap partner on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art.  All stamps and masks used are by Claritystamp which means that I had to get a little creative with some of my ideas for the prompt letter, once I had used the more obvious ones.  Once again, all the stamping was done using Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.
E is for elephant was an easy choice and I had several choices of Clarity stamps that I could use.  In the end I went with the elephants stamp which came as one of my monthly New Design Club designs but is also available to order on the site (NDC Back Order 105 - Elephants).
Kuretake Clean Colour pens and Ecoline pens were scribbled onto an acrylic block and painted on with a water brush for the background and coloured and blended directly onto the elephants.
Finally, the lower case 'e' from the Word Chain Alphabet was stamped and heat embossed and the 'is for elephants' added with a Sakura black micron pen.
For the second ATC, I used one of the larger stamps from the Hats 2 stamp set.
Purple, Blue and Light Blue Kuretake pens were blended directly onto the ATC to colour the hat; flesh was used for the face (with a little pink added from a glass mat, watered down with a water brush) and Purple and Blue for the top.  I initially coloured the hair using a mix of Yellow and Beige but didn't like the effect, so lifted as much of the colour as possible and went back over with the same colours as the rest of the hat.  The background was added in very watered down blue pen.
As there are no features on the lady's face, I decided to make this ATC 'e is for enigmatic'.
I was almost stumped for a final idea, as there are no Claritystamp 'eye' stamps, I don't have any of their 'egg' stamps and my partner had already used the Wee sports people to create 'e for exercise'.  I eventually came up with the idea of using the teeny weenie trees from the Stag Outline stamp set to create a scene.
A tiny moon mask was added and Kuretake pens and a water brush used to paint in the sky and ground.
Finally, 'e is for evergreens' was added as before.
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